Special Emphasis Programs are integral parts of DeCA’s Affirmative Employment Programs and are a driving force for promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion at DeCA. One key objective of SEP is to analyze the agency’s workforce data to justify potential employment barriers in the areas of recruitment, hiring, promotion, career development, reasonable accommodation and retention affecting the full representation of protected groups (i.e., women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and disabled veterans in the Federal Government).
The Special Emphasis Program Manager’s role is to work with management to carry out their joint responsibility to identify barriers to the recruitment and advancement of special emphasis groups, devise solutions, and draft plans to implement solutions.
There are seven Diversity Celebration and Awareness Programs (Special Observances). Click here to view them.